thematic apperception test

noun

: a projective technique that is widely used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black-and-white pictures

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thematic apperception test was in 1941

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“Thematic apperception test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thematic%20apperception%20test. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

thematic apperception test

noun
the·​mat·​ic apperception test thi-ˈmat-ik- How to pronounce thematic apperception test (audio)
: a projective psychological test that is used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black and white pictures
abbreviation TAT
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